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How to Master Mario Kart Wii

Ever enjoyed the original Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System? The fun does not stop there.  Here are some tips and tricks to help you be the best you can be at Nintendo’s biggest racer yet: Mario Kart Wii.

Drifting:

When playing in Automatic mode, drifting is disabled. This means that your kart is more flexible to turn around corners, but you cannot do anything to gain that beloved mini boost.

In Manual mode, turning around sharp corners is restricted, but the game gives you the choice to drift. Press and hold the correct drifting button while accelerating (depending on your choice of controls; see above). Your kart will turn around tight spots very easily. If you hold this combination long enough, you will perform a mini boost. The longer you hold, the longer this boost will be.

Obtain Race Start Boost:

During the counting, at the beginning of each race, you can rocket your way ahead of the competition with an intensive, initial boost. When the “Flying Cloud” has its hand at the top to make the third count, press and hold the gas.

General Tips:

Always place Fake Item Boxes next to legitimate ones; this will trick players and make them run into one. This is especially useful during online play.

As you may already know, drag your items behind you to protect yourself against incoming shells (or other.) Please note that Fake Item Boxes do not protect you against shells.

Because you have 12 players against you, the chances of being hit with random items have increased, often making the game frustrating. Try not to let go of your current item until you have obtained a new one. In other words, hold one behind you until you reach the next set of item boxes. If you let go of your ONLY item prematurely, you will have nothing to defend yourself before the next item box is reached.

If you fall off a track, when the little cloudy guy lifts you back on, press the gas button just as you touch the ground, and this will give you a much-needed boost. With practice, it can be done!

If left behind on a race, get right behind another racer to gain a major speed boost, as the racer ahead will absorb all the air and leave a “tunnel” free of any pressure.

Controls:

Controlling your character with the Wii Wheel:

+ Button: Pause
Turn: Steer left or right
Flick Up: Trick or Wheelie (Bike Only)
2 Button: Accelerate
1 Button: Brake or Reverse
B Button: Drift (Manual mode)
A Button: Reverse look
D-Pad Up: Throw Item
D-Pad Down – Drop item

Controlling your character with the Wii remote & Nunchuk:

+ Button: Pause
Analog Stick: Steer or Throw Items Back or Forward
A Button: Accelerate
B Button: Drift (Manual mode)
Z Button: Use Item
C Button: Reverse Look
Flick Wii remote Up: Trick or Wheelie (using bike Only)

Controlling your character with the classic controller:

START/PAUSE Button: Pause
Analog Stick: Steer or Throw Items Back or Forward
A Button: Accelerate
B Button: Brake / Reverse
X /ZR Button: Reverse Look
L Button : Use an Item
R Button: Drift (Manual mode)
D-Pad Up: Trick / Wheelie (using bike Only)

Controlling your character with the GameCube controller:

START/PAUSE Button: Pause
Analog Stick: Steer or Throw Items Backward or Forward
A Button: Accelerate
B Button: Brake or Reverse
X /Z Button: Reverse Look
L Button: Use Item
R Button: Drift (Manual mode)
D-Pad Up: Trick / Wheelie (using bike Only)

This pretty much covers all you need to know about Nintendo’s latest entry to the age-old series.  Please note that these tricks are especially useful when playing online, which will always help you stay in the lead regardless of how intense your competition can be!

4 Responses to “How to Master Mario Kart Wii”

  1. CAM says:

    how do u shift with classic controller

  2. CAM says:

    on manual or do u not shift at all on manual

  3. andrew scarth says:

    how do you hack on mario kart wii. With out a sd card. And also how to use the mega mushroom and the star at the start of the race so that you can use them any time you want. Please would you do that for me thank you.Your the best.

    out a sd card . How would

  4. Super Mario Toys says:

    Thanks for these tips. Hope I can open a can of whoop ass on my Mario Kart rivals now.

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